Simplifying Mission-Critical Infrastructure for Milestone

October 19, 2020
Designing the servers and storage for a large-scale, mission-critical video project doesn’t have to be hard. Pivot3’s hyperconverged infrastructure addresses the security department’s needs, while also making the IT department happy.
Modern Approach Optimized for Mission-critical Video Surveillance
Pivot3’s Surveillance Series enables organizations to consolidate video storage, management, and analytics, along with access control and other security applications, onto a single, all- in-one IT infrastructure that delivers the resiliency, simplicity at scale and better economics required by mission-critical environments.

Pivot3’s approach, called hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), combines server, storage, and networking resources into modular, scalable appliances based on industry-standard servers that are simpler to deploy and manage than separate servers, storage and networking systems. Unlike other HCI options, Pivot3 is the only HCI architecture optimized specifically for demanding video workloads.
Why Milestone Customers Like It
The server/storage infrastructure affects how the VMS performs and impacts peace of mind for the security director. Pivot3 provides the ideal platform for running Milestone XProtect, combining all the benefits of a modern, enterprise-grade IT infrastructure that the IT department desires, with the simplicity and ease of use a security director desires.

Especially for larger-scale XProtect environments approaching a petabyte or more of storage and hundreds to thousands of cameras, Pivot3 provides the highest levels of resilience, performance and scalability so critical video surveillance data is stored without loss, protected from any failures and always available when and where it is needed most.

Plus, customers can pay-as-they-grow and buy what they need; storage capacity, compute resources and bandwidth can be scaled individually or together in lock-step-fashion. Despite all this flexibility, the infrastructure is managed as one unified system from a single pane of glass.

To see how one large-scale Milestone customer benefitted from running XProtect on Pivot3, please click here 

Pivot3 is also a Milestone Verified Solution. Check out Pivot3 here on the Milestone marketplace along with case studies, solution briefs, and other useful collateral.
Helpful Reference Architecture for Milestone Integrators and Resellers
To provide guidance for those who are designing Milestone XProtect video management software deployments with Pivot3, we’ve produced a Milestone on Pivot3 Reference Architecture available by clicking here.

The reference architecture is intended for individuals responsible for architecting, designing and deploying video surveillance solutions, including software and hardware infrastructure. It includes solution reference architecture designs and describes best practices for solution sizing, configuration options and technical considerations for deploying XProtect on Pivot3.